At Inland Valley Veterinary Specialists we perform various surgical procedures to help cats and dogs in Upland and the surrounding area, utilizing stringent surgical protocols.
In every surgery, a skilled nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. They also provide your pets with pain management.
After the surgery, our team prioritizes post-operative monitoring and pain management. Your vet will also give you detailed instructions for taking care of your pet at home.
What to Expect from Surgery
Our team will keep you fully informed at all times about why we are recommending a surgical procedure and any post-operative care you will need to implement for your pet. At our animal hospital, we practice stringent surgical protocols.
At Inland Valley Veterinary Specialists, we conduct medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in cats and dogs or to help mend injuries obtained through trauma.
Our Upland vets regularly perform the elective and non-elective surgeries listed below:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
We typically perform soft tissue surgical procedures on pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders.
We can also offer these for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When our veterinary team spays or neuters cats and dogs, they surgically sterilize them to help prevent disease, providing them with an extended life expectancy.
- Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
This surgical operation is performed in order to treat CCL (cranial cruciate ligament) ruptures in your dog's knee. In this process the top of the shin bone is cut off and moved, the vets then stabilize it in the corrected position.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries help injuries and diseases in the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures of dogs and cats. If your pet is suffering from a condition or injury that needs advanced specialized care your vet will refer your animal companion to a vet surgeon near Upland.
The Surgery Process
We know the thought of having to bring your pet in for surgery can be frightening. We would like to assure you that we only recommend surgery when its in your pet's best interest.
We will make sure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery, and that you are comfortable deciding to move ahead.
If your pet needs more advanced care, our team will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon near Upland, and work closely with them to ensure that your pet gets the best possible care.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the specifics of the procedure, complete a physical examination of your pet, and ensure blood tests have been taken and reviewed by the vet in order to determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept completely sterile and clean to prevent cross-contamination and infection.
Surgical attire. Our staff always wears disposable caps and masks when they are in the surgical suite. Those involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment before every surgery.